BLESSING OF CANDLES, FEB 2nd
Bring your candles to be blessed after each Mass. Feast of the Presentation introduces Jesus as the Light. The burning candle symbolizes His abiding presence in the midst of the Christian community.
BLESSING OF THROATS, FEB 3rd
Time: After the homily at 8:30 AM and 12:15 PM Mass
The annual blessing of throats is a traditional sign of the struggle against illness in the life of the Christian. This blessing is ordinarily given on February 3, the memorial of Saint Blaise, by touching the throat of each person with two candles blessed on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and which have been joined together in the form of a cross.